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Post by Addie » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:08 am

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Car bomb kills senior Ukrainian intelligence officer in Kiev

MOSCOW — Authorities say a bomb planted under or inside a car has killed a senior Ukrainian military intelligence officer in the country’s capital.

Photos from the scene showed the mangled vehicle in the middle of a Kiev intersection. Police say the car’s driver was killed immediately and two passers-by were slightly injured in the Tuesday morning blast.

The Defense Ministry identified the victim as Col. Maxim Shapoval of the Chief Directorate of Intelligence. Ukrainian media reported that Shapoval was chief of military intelligence’s special forces.

Kiev regional police chief Andriy Kryshchenko tells 112 television channel the unidentified explosive device was either attached to the bottom of the car or planted inside,.

Investigators are treating the explosion as a terror attack but did not immediately say who was to blame.


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Post by Kendra » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:16 am

Awfully busy day in the Ukraine today. I'm still trying to catch up reading on the WAPO story on the cyber attacks.



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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:24 pm

Pretty fireworks :twisted:
Youtube poster wrote:Explosions at a military ammunition depot in central Ukraine were seen in the early hours of Wednesday (September 27), 240 kilometres (168 miles) from the capital.

Blasts also occurred late on Tuesday (September 26) at the military base near Kalynivka in the Vynnytsya region, 270 kilometres (168 miles) west of Kiev, Ukrainian emergencies service said in a statement. One person was injured, it said.

Rescue teams were evacuating nearby villages in the region, the military said.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman flew to the area overnight and said "external factors" were behind the incident.



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Post by Volkonski » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:08 am

Looks like Trump is going to pull a Neville Chamberlain on the Ukraine. :madguy:


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3/ Pompeo's answer: "I’m confident that I could identify a set of tradeoffs for you where you’d agree that that was the right outcome as well." That sounds like the sovereignty of Ukraine is on the table, a total reversal of US policy.

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Post by Volkonski » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:16 pm





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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:41 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:16 pm
https:// twitter.com/JuliaDavisNews/status/1035237187774754816
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The United States has condemned what it calls #Russia's harassment of international shipping in the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait, saying it is a further example of Moscow's attempts to destabilize #Ukraine. https://www.rferl.org/a/u-s-calls-on-ru ... 62170.html

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https:// twitter.com/CER_IanBond/status/1035237426522927104
Just hot air or has dotus decided to move some US naval forces into the Black Sea and hang out around Crimea?



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Post by Volkonski » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:42 pm



Putin creating a reason for military action?


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Post by Addie » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:50 am

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Crimea attack: College shooting kills 19

At least 19 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a shooting at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea.

An 18-year-old student ran through the technical college in Kerch firing at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian investigators say.

Officials and witnesses have also spoken of at least one blast caused by an unidentified explosive device.

Russia seized Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 in a move condemned by many Western powers.

The annexation followed a disputed referendum and marked the start of a simmering conflict involving Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine that goes on to this day. ...

In a reminder of how poor relations are between Russia and Ukraine, the speaker of the Crimean parliament, Vladimir Konstantinov, suggested Kiev may have been behind the attack.

"The entire evil inflicted on the land of Crimea is coming from the official Ukrainian authorities", he said.



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Post by Kendra » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:06 pm

:eek2:

BREAKING: Ukraine says number of boats hit by Russian fire increases to 2, 2 crew members wounded; both vessels seized by Russia.



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Post by RTH10260 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:04 pm

Hmm - dotus getting his first chance to prove leadership in the buildup of an international conflict.

The Ukrinians already had some encounters back in September in the same area.



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Post by Kendra » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:19 pm

I imagine Putin holding the pee pee tape over his head :cry:



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Post by Suranis » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:37 pm

https://twitter.com/JuliaDavisNews/stat ... 0929248263
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Russia has escalated the conflict in Ukraine by blocking the Kerch Strait between the Azov and Black Seas. This comes after Russia rammed a Ukrainian tug boat helping escort Ukrainian naval vessels from Odessa to the port of Mariupol.

#Russia's state TV claims that #Ukraine and unnamed powers in Washington "staged a provocation" near the Kerch Strait "to disrupt the upcoming meeting between Putin and Trump" at the G20 in Argentina.

This provocation was clearly conceived & carried out by Russia. It benefits the Kremlin twofold: to justify Russia's escalating aggression against Ukraine + to justify Putin's unavoidable failure to extract any meaningful concessions from Trump at the G20.


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Post by Volkonski » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:03 am

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Ukraine's president says that the country has barred Russian men between 16 and 60 from traveling to the country.


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